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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-10211: Annie Wells (Glasgow)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 6 July 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reported comments by the Chief Executive of Scottish Care that laws on self-directed support are routinely being ignored.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 26 July 2017

The Social Care (Self-directed Support) (Scotland) Act 2013 represents a long-term, challenging transformation in how Scotland plans and delivers social care and, as such, is taking time to fully embed.

The Scottish Government continues its role to support and facilitate Health and Social Care Partnerships, social care providers and other partners to effect these changes. In December 2016 we published a new implementation plan which was developed in collaboration with social care providers, social workers, people who use services and their carers from across Scotland. It sets out priorities and firm actions to accelerate the pace of change and is supported by a financial commitment of
£9.5 million in 2017-18. This is in addition to £58.8 million since 2011.